Ribbon Cutting Set For New Susan G. Komen Offices

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Susan G. Komen, Chattanooga, will celebrate the open house of its new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 24, at 1–3 p.m. 

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the site at 6025 Lee Highway, Suite 203.

Officials said, "Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and the Chattanooga affiliate, serves 10 counties in South Tennessee and six in Northwest Georgia, and is one of 117 affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen affiliates fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.  Funding for grants in the community are provided by Susan G. Komen and our dedicated supporters."

Officials said 75 cents of every dollar remains in the community to serve those who cannot afford screening or treatment. The remaining 25 cents is sent to fund research.

All major advancements in the choice of care and treatment for breast cancer today have been touched by funding from Susan G. Komen, it was stated.



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